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Backing Change

You're a leader with passion and drive for what you do. American Express is committed to backing the success of minority-owned businesses by providinfunding, resources and tools to help you further your impact. Learn more about our broader commitment to minority-owned businesses here.


Unlock new business opportunities


Introducing ByBlack, the only national business certification, directory and resource hub dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses. Create your business profile and apply, at no cost, to become certified as Black-owned. You can reach new customers, unlock business opportunities with large companies and access a valuable support network.



Proud to back you as you move forward.

Learn more about how we can back your business. 

Unlock Funding

Get access to funding options to help jump start or grow your business.

A Loan For You


Accion Opportunity Fund is excited to offer a loan with underfunded small business owners top of mind. With an investment from American Express, Accion Opportunity Fund (1) can provide more small businesses access to loans.


(1) Opportunity Fund Community Development the lending arm of Accion Opportunity Fund, California Finance Lender license #6050609.

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Coalition To Back Black Businesses


Through 2024, we will continue our commitment to back Black-owned businesses with a series of grants, mentorship and training programs to support long term success and resilience.





Access Resources and Tools

Tools and resources available to help you face the road ahead with confidence.

Supplier Diversity

Stay up to date with Business Class Trends & Insights

Discover insights, tips, and inspiration to help your business adapt to changing times.

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Business Class Spotlight: Benefits of Supplier Diversity Programs

Supplier diversity programs can help you expand your business, giving you greater exposure and access to new audiences.

Business Class LIVE

Hear from experts at Business Class LIVE events.

Explore past discussions with industry experts and fellow entrepreneurs – and stay informed about upcoming events

Drive Sales

Discover resources to help your business do more business.

Black Owned Business

Let’s Proudly Back Our Community Together

We’ve partnered with three artists to design signage for your business inspired by their perspective on inclusivity and community.

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Shop Small® Resources 

Now more than ever, we’re encouraging people to support Black-owned small businesses and drive meaningful change within the Black community.

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American Express® Supplier Diversity Program 

We are committed to increase business spend with diverse and inclusive suppliers. Learn more about how we’re making our partnerships meaningful by promoting equal economic opportunity for a diverse customer base and business partners.

Founders of change

100 Black Women entrepreneurs.

100 grants. 100 days of education and resources.


Together with IFundWomen of Color, American Express surprised 100 entrepreneurs with grants of $25,000 each and 100 days of resources - including business education, mentorship, marketing, virtual networking, access to WorkSpaces by Hilton and more - to help them jump start and grow their business ventures.

Cards and Tools to Help You and Your Business

American Express® Business Products & Services

A powerful range of business tools to help you meet your business vision and goals.

Welcome American Express® Cards

Find out why more businesses are giving customers the choice to pay with their preferred payment option. Plus, get access to free and discounted benefits when you accept American Express® Cards.


Meet the groups and organizations helping us back change.*

*Clicking on the partner logos will redirect you to a third-party website, where all use is governed by that website's terms and conditions and subject to its privacy and security policies and practices.


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Check our social for updates on initiatives we’re launching to back change within underserved communities, and ways to stay engaged. 

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